2020-21 Men's Soccer Players of the Week

2020-21 Men's Soccer Players of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution's award winners.

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Week 6 (October 27, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Matheus Santiago, Bethel (Ind.)

Matheus Santiago scored the first goal within the opening minutes and the game winning goal in second half in road win at Huntington (Ind.). He also scored one goal in win over Taylor (Ind.)

Offensive Nominees: Stefano Silva, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Billy Boag, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Mario Bueso, Midland (Neb.) ; Abraham De Anda, Graceland (Iowa) ; Juan Zamora, Friends (Kan.) ; Inaki Aldao, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Fletcher Caponecchia, WVU Tech ; Hector Romero, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Luca Malvicini, Keiser (Fla.) ; Kean Lam, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Player of the Week: Carlos Curado, Southeastern (Fla.)

Curado turned in his second shutout of the season with a 97-minute clean sheet in the 1-0 overtime victory over Warner on the road.

Defensive Nominees: Richie Taylor, Missouri Baptist ; Arthur Hugon, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Arnaud Fady, Bethel (Ind.) ; Will Pointon, Hastings (Neb.) ; Marcos German, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Rafael Alcolea, Sterling (Kan.) ; Ethan Mayo, Asbury (Ky.) ; Bram Dekker, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Brendon Long, Lourdes (Ohio)


Week 5 (October 20, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Toby Millward, Bellevue (Neb.)

Senior, Toby Millward has scored or assisted on each of the team’s last seven goals. With three assists on Sunday he pulled into a tie for first in career assists (25) and became just the second player in program history to record 25 goals and 25 assists.

Offensive Nominees: Aaron Whitten, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Cole Russell, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Mario Bueso, Midland (Neb.) ; Christian Sanchez Ortiz, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Juan Zamora, Friends (Kan.) ; Mitchell Roell, Point Park (Pa.) ; Conner Contreras, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) ; Isaiah Lamont, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Grayson Wilkes, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Juan Jaramillo, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Webb, Concordia (Mich.)

Ryan Webb recorded his second shutout of the season recording seven saves including a few crucial ones in last couple minutes of game.

Defensive Nominees: Liam Gibbs, Columbia (Mo.) ; Dave Neijenhuis, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Joshua Dunn, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Francisco Arevalo, Hastings (Neb.) ; Tom Irion, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Kobina Coker, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Benian Yao, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Silas Machado, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Lewis Richmond, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Jordan De Souza Barclay, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Franco Acerbi, St. Thomas (Fla.)


Week 4 (October 13, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Stefan Cvetanovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan

Scored 11 goals in one game to break NAIA record for most goals in a single game. Previous record 10 goals in a game, in 1965 by Mike Villa, Quincy (Ill.).

Offensive Nominees: Benjamin Contreras, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) ; Jacob Hancock, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Zack Hargreaves, Indiana Wesleyan ; Okan Golge, Morningside (Iowa) ; Mathieu Ecourtemer, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Toby Millward, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Sebastian Borquez, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Hugo Medrano, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Lucas Jacobs, Keiser (Fla.) ; Roberto Razo, Cornerstone (Mich.)

 Defensive Player of the Week: Andrea Dorella, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

Recorded 12 saves on the week including 10 in victory over Grand View (Iowa).

Defensive Nominees: Liam Gibbs, Columbia (Mo.) ; Kuda Nhiwatiwa, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Christopher Banfi, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Iker Casanova, Concordia (Neb.) ; Joel Chavez, Sterling (Kan.) ; Ruben Burgos, Brescia (Ky.) ; Juan Cediel, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Michael Marx, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Juame Salvado, Indiana Tech


Week 3 (October 6, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: David Negrin Ruiz, Webber International (Fla.)

Negrin Ruiz scored four goals on the week after netting his first career hat trick.

Offensive Nominees: Mason McQueen, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) ; Victor Castel, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Cole Russell, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Marcus Horwood, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Luka Gluscevic, Missouri Valley ; Artin Almary, Kansas Wesleyan ; Kevin De Lange, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Erik Hernandez, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Ewan McLauchlan, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Hector Romero, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Justin Riescher, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Kean Lam, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

 

 Defensive Player of the Week: Christopher Banfi, Spring Arbor (Mich.)

Recorded two shutouts this week and made a total of 6 saves in two games.

Defensive Nominees: Martin Gutierrez, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) ; Dave Neijenhuis, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Iker Casanova, Concordia (Neb.) ; Dusan Milosevic, Missouri Valley ; Joshua Eibl, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Bas Markus, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Trey Miller, Asbury (Ky.) ; Simon Wieschemann, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Jordan De Souza Barclay, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Jonathan Wojciki, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Robert Pereznegron, Lourdes (Ohio)


Week 2 (September 29, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Moises Jacobo, Concordia (Neb.)

Moises Jacobo recorded the first hat trick of his career as part of a 4-1 win at Dordt last week.

Offensive Nominees: Akins Banton, Columbia (Mo.) ; Lorenzo Delvecchio, Point (Ga.) ; Matheus Santiago, Bethel (Ind.) ; Pedelson Finda, Graceland (Iowa) ; Mason Thompson, Lincoln Christian (Ill.) ; Juan Zamora, Friends (Kan.) ; Kevin de Lange, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Mitchell Roell, Point Park (Pa.) ; Rodrigo Albuquerque, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Justin Riescher, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Adrian Camacho Castro, Keiser (Fla.) ; Brendon Long, Lourdes (Ohio)

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Arnaud Fady, Bethel (Ind.)

Fady recorded two wins last week, turning away 10 shots in goal, including saves on two penalty kicks.

Defensive Nominees: Armen Grigorian, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.) ; Wyatt Fair, Montreat (N.C.) ; Federico Andrea Simonetti, Concordia (Neb.) ; Isaac Jenkins, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Joel Chavez, Sterling (Kan.) ; Bas Markus, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Guillermo Crespo, WVU Tech ; Simon Wieschemann, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Aaron Fraire, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Felipe Godoy, Keiser (Fla.) ; Ali Chokr, Lourdes (Ohio)


Week 1 (September 21, 2020)

 

Offensive Player of the Week: Hector Romero, Wayland Baptist (Texas)

In season-opener, Romero scored five goals in a span of 30 minutes breaking two school records. 

Offensive Nominees: Brandon Burton, Missouri Baptist ; Victor Castel, Milligan College (Tenn.) ; Jose Barquin, Bethel (Ind.) ; Moises Jacobo, Concordia (Neb.) ; Mark Csongradi, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Malvin Mupondi, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Gustav Oskarsson, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Inaki Aldao, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Javier Morejon, Brescia (Ky.) ; Malik Wilkes, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Adrian Camacho Castro, Keiser (Fla.)

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Bruno Soria, Park (Mo.)

Park University sophomore defender Bruno Soria helped lead the Pirates to its first 2-0 start since 2015.

Defensive Nominees: Nico Tossici, Missouri Baptist ; Jan Kuepper, Milligan College (Tenn.) ; Joshua Orecchio, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Leandro Faria, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Joshua Eibl, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Jeremi Campagnolo, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Christopher Cory, Brescia (Ky.) ; Jose Manuel Mejia, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) ; Anton Richard, Florida College ; Felipe Godoy, Keiser (Fla.)


 

Championship Information

men's soccer    
62nd Annual MEN'S SOCCER 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 4 - 10, 2021
Blanchard Woods Park
Columbia County, Ga.

Opening Round
April 22 - 24, 2021 
Campus Site
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